Turning the Tables

If you have a metal framed table such as this one, you may not realise it can be easily decorated for a new colour or to improve the paint finish. Follow the instructions below to give any metal table a new lease of life.

  • If you are using a glass topped table such as this, remove the glass panels before beginning.
  • Prepare the metal for painting by rubbing down with a wire brush, or using coarse sandpaper. Make sure corners are reached and properly sanded back, as a paint build up may prevent the panels from sitting properly.
  • Clean the table with a mild detergent and water to remove any grease and dirt, which will prevent the paint from adhering to the metal. Leave to dry before starting to paint.
  • If painting outside, try to ensure the temperature is between 8 and 25°C for optimum paint performance.
  • Using a good quality, narrow brush, paint a thin coat of Hammerite Direct to Rust Metal Paint in Smooth finish onto the table frame. Leave to dry for time directed on back of tin. Apply a second coat if required.
  • Once painted, a table such as this can be used outdoors or in.